JOHANN MAIER: Guaranteeing Safety With Topnotch Fasteners

Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Solutions Companies in Europe - 2021

Innovative technologies and manufacturing processes are continually being developed, and small and medium-sized manufacturers are benefiting as aerospace businesses seek specialised suppliers to help extend their supply chain. However, the COVID-19 epidemic wreaked havoc on travel and the worldwide aviation business in 2020, making it a difficult year for the commercial aircraft industry. When airlines fail, the whole market suffers, including aircraft OEMs and the worldwide supply chain that supports them, as well as service, maintenance, and MRO. The full closure of air travel in 2020 was catastrophic to the travel industry and resulted in significant production curtailments for aircraft OEMs, where a record backlog of orders vanished overnight as carriers shut down and ceased accepting new aircraft deliveries.

 OEMs can restart production lines by implementing new manufacturing technologies arising from Industrial IoT, Manufacturing 4.0, and the ongoing digital transformation in the industry. Next-generation intelligent automation, as well as cognitive manufacturing driven by AI, advanced analytics, and digital twin deployment, will improve production processes, save costs, and assist A&D manufacturers in reaching pre-pandemic delivery rates faster and more efficiently. Material science is also creating a slew of novel materials, as well as additive manufacturing and human/robot collaboration, which will substantially alter the face of aircraft manufacture.

At this juncture, there is a wide variety of Aerospace Manufacturing solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed solution providers, Aerospace and Defense Review has compiled a list of the leading players in the field. This edition also offers a combination of thought leadership from subject-matter experts with real-life stories on fostering robust partnerships and exclusive insights from CIOs and CXOs. We hope this edition will provide you with the right assistance in choosing the best Aerospace Manufacturing solution providers and service companies according to your requirements.

We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Solution Providers in Europe - 2021”.

    Top Aerospace Manufacturing Solutions Companies in Europe

  • Johann Maier manufactures high-strength fasteners and corrosion-resistant bolts for the aircraft, aerospace, oil exploration, international motorsport, and defense industries. As a manufacturer of high-strength and corrosion-resistant bolts, Johann Maier’s precision fasteners are a synonym of safety. With more than 50 years of expertise in delivering high-quality fasteners and corrosion-resistant bolts to the space industry and more than 25 years to the aircraft and Formula 1 applications, Johann Maier prides itself on being the go-to partner for customers with the highest aspiration on customisation and customer care

  • Latécoère, as an international aviation industry leader, performs development, manufacture, and product support operations (repair, replacement, etc.) in the fields of Aerostructures and Interconnection Systems. It also has a strong presence in engineering services, tooling, and metrology. Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault Aviation, Mitsubishi Aircraft, Thales, Embraer, and others are among its clients. Latécoère has been involved in every major aircraft building programme conducted in the last thirty years. Recent projects have included work on the Boeing B787 programme, the Airbus A320 NEO, A350, and A400M, the Embraer E-Jet E2 programme, and the Dassault Falcon 8X.

  • Airbus


    Airbus is the world's leading provider of aeronautics, space, and associated services. It is expected to produce €49.9 billion in sales and employ around 130,000 people by 2020. Airbus has the most extensive line of passenger aircraft. Airbus is also a European leader in tanker, combat, transport, and mission aircraft, as well as a world leader in space. Airbus produces the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft systems in the world

  • Cronite-Group


    Cronite is the leading designer and manufacturer of heat treatment fixtures and furnace spare parts in the globe. The company’s products are installed in over 15,000 furnaces worldwide. Cronite is a market leader in the provision of castings for the aerospace industry. It has considerable industrial experience, engineering skills, and modern technology, allowing it to provide appropriate solutions for the customer. The company is capable of providing comprehensive solutions, including finished machined ready-to-use forming tools, in collaboration with its partners

  • Diab


    Diab is the industry leader in sandwich composite technology research and development. Diab delivers innovative solutions that keep our clients at the forefront of their industries by combining a broad array of high-performance core materials and cost-effective kits with a full range of technical and process support services accessible globally. Diab has spent decades working in the aircraft business. The company’s unique insights into goods and processes, combined with a creative approach, has allowed it to develop a broad and useful offering. Through its technical department, it combines high-performance materials with top-tier technical services and application training.

  • OEMServices


    OMA is a private Italian company founded in 1948 that provides high-value solutions for the design, development, and production of integrated aerostructures, hydraulic and electromechanical on-board systems and components, as well as product support services for commercial and military aircraft and helicopters

  • OMA


    OMA is a private Italian company founded in 1948 that provides high-value solutions for the design, development, and production of integrated aerostructures, hydraulic and electromechanical on-board systems and components, as well as product support services for commercial and military aircraft and helicopters

  • PFW Aerospace

    PFW Aerospace

    PFW recognised early on the need of being present in the global aerospace sector; of being near to clients and the markets in which they compete. The firm has created a global network of specialised manufacturing units that is constantly being expanded and enhanced via selective acquisitions of highly talented and complementary professionals, as well as the foundation of cost-efficient green-field operations in growing markets. As a result, it is capable of developing a cost-effective, logistically efficient solution for each specific project

  • S.A.B. Aerospace

    S.A.B. Aerospace

    SAB Aerospace is a small business that has been in the space industry since 2004, specialising in the development of mechanical systems and subsystems for satellites and launchers. SAB has been involved in several projects involving mechanical design, thermal and structural analyses of space systems and subsystems, high precision mechanical integration activities, testing activities, and the manufacturing of space mechanical parts and MGSE over the course of its more than 15-year history.

  • Solcera


    SOLCERA is a technical ceramics company that places a strong emphasis on research and development. It creates, manufactures, and sells advanced high-performance ceramics, as well as ceramic-to-metal and glass-to-metal assemblies. Aeronautics, space, defence, nuclear, agriculture, optics, and research are the main areas of activity. SOLCERA was founded in 1804 as DESMARQUEST and became an independent company in 2015 after a long period of being a part of large industrial conglomerates.